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Friday, January 20, 2017

Deana: Almost done quilting!

I am so so so close to being finished with the quilting on this one.  One more time around the outside border and I will have it.

I am linking up today with:

Fabric Frenzy Friday
Can I get a whoop whoop?
Crazy Mom Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Deana: 5 Dear Jane blocks prepared

I got five Dear Jane blocks prepared for applique' this morning.  All I need to do is hand stitch them down.  They are my LAST FIVE APPLIQUE' blocks - yay!  Preparing them is the hardest part so I am on the home stretch.  I hope to sew a few more rows together soon.

Now I am off to the longarm to do some quilting.

I am linking up today with:

Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Deana: Machine Quilting

I am trying to sew a little bit after school each night (I am a teacher).  I have all of the basic outlining done on this quilt and have quilted in a nice design in the border.  What to do next is always something that stumps me for a bit until inspiration comes.  I hope it comes soon.  The next  space that needs quilting is the wide white space on both sides.  I could easily fill it with a pretty filler or a gorgeous feather, but I am thinking more of an unusual secondary design in it instead.  Time will tell what I decide.

Here is the top before I started quilting it.
The back shows the pattern in the border the best.  You can also see some of my outline qulting.

Here is the border from the front  The quilting is hard to see.

I am also linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday.  I made a column in this scrappy fun quilt.  My mom and sisters did the rest in a family round robin.  This quilt is not mine (darn it) but I wanted to show it for Scraptastic Tuesday!  It looks so much better in person.  Love it!

I am linking up with:

Scraptastic Tuesday
Let's Bee Social
Freemotion by the River

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Deana: 2017 Finish-along

I am joining the first quarter of the 2017 finish-along.  I am to select projects that I will have COMPLETELY FINISHED during 1st quarter and link up my post.

Here are my first quarter hopefuls for 2017:

1.  Jessi's Medallion needs quilted

2.  Star Crazy needs quilted and bound

3.  Tracy's Columns needs quilted

4.  Felicity's stars needs quilted

5.  Jodi's Chevron needs quilted

I am linking up with 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Deana: Borders are on!

I have been doing the Patchwork Times Quiltathon as much as possible considering that I worked Thursday and Friday.  I am thrilled to add this one to the "top finished list". 

Presenting my Block Lotto winnings quilt:

I also made the binding for it.  I always try to make the bindings, roll them up, and keep them with the top so they are easy to finish after they are quilted.

I also got the border on my Periwinkle Quilt.  Love it!

I am linking up with:

Patchwork Times Quiltathon
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Deana: 17 for 2017

Yay! I love all of the wonderful groups and linkies offered in the wonderful quilting blog community every year.  I am joining 17 for 2017 this year.  That means to make SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS on 17 projects this year.  That doesn't mean you have to finish them, but I hope to finish several this year.  I do have some projects that are so big and time consuming that I can only hope to make significant progress on them.  It is either that or work ONLY on them all year ha ha.  I am a person who gets bored on the same project.  I am typically feeding several projects through the machine at a time.

Isn't it sad that I have more than 17 quilts that need to be finished?  In my defense, I do have 10 tops that I am quilting for others that really aren't mine, but I feel like they are mine because I either designed or helped to sew many of them.

I also wanted to apologize for my readers for duplicating so many quilt photos on this blog lately as I am creating specific posts for different online groups, but the quilts are the same.  Thanks for reading anyway.

Here are my 17 for 2017:

1.  Block Lotto Quilt - I won this quilt in 2016.  It was my first ever Block Lotto winning and I just love it!  I hope to at least get some borders on it and put it into the "to be quilted" pile.

2.  Periwinkle - This one just needs borders, quilted, and bound.  It was a family round robin that my sister put together for me.  Each year my two sisters, mom, and two sisters-in-law purchase fabric and select a design for a family member.  We cut it all out and make it into monthly kits.  Each month we pass the around so everyone works on them.  We always make sure an entire finished top makes it home to the owner at the end.  My sister Tracy created it for me.

3.  Dear Jane - I have 2 1/2 rows left to get the middle blocks done.

4.  Mystery Country - This is a mystery quilt I designed and did with my family  in 2016.  It is close to done, but I cannot reveal it all yet until the other group members catch up.  I don't want to spoil the surprise.

5.  Jodi's Lattice - I designed this one for my sister and still want to make myself one.  This was also a family round robin quilt.

6.  Star Crazy - This one is also mine and needs quilted and bound.

7.  Mystery Brights Quilt - This is a second mystery quilt I started out of the same pattern as #4 above.  Still can't show too much.

8.  Sliced Quilt Challenge - This was one of the first group projects I ever did.  Each of us selected a picture to recreate, blew it up to the size we wanted our quilt to be, sliced it 6 ways, and gave each slice to a group member to recreate.  One lady in the group never did my slice so it is the one that is not done.  No worries.  She and I are close friends and I love her.

9.  Quilted Barns - this is a quilt I designed as I went along.  I hope to add a few more blocks.  Each block is pretty intense, so I will consider that good progress.

10.  Tracy's Columns - I need to quilt if for my sister Tracy.

11.  Felicity's stars designed by Tracy - I need to quilt this for Felicity.

12.  Jessi's Medallion - I need to quilt this for Mom.  I designed it and have made two of them and still want to make another for my son.  

13.  Felicity's blue sparkle stars - I need to quilt this for Felicity.  This was a family round robin quilt.

14.  Spider Web - I need to quilt this for Felicity.  This was also a family round robin quilt.

15.  Christmas Log Cabin - This is a lovely log cabin quilt out of Christmas fabrics.  It is really very close to done and only needs a 17 on 2017 challege to finish the top at least.

16.  Jodi's Chevron - I need to quilt this for my sister, Jodi.

17.  Storm & Sea - This one is mine and it needs quilted and bound.

I am linking up with 

Deana: a top quilted

Yay!  A finish!  The quilting was fun to do.  Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Also, I have been trying to do Patchwork Times' Quiltathon.  I work, so all I can do is evening stuff, but I did finish the machine quilting on my Aunt Joann's flower applique' quilt.  I wish you could see how beautiful her work is in real life!

The back is hardly worth showing because you can't see the quilting on it at all.

Here it is again showing you some other quilts I have around the living room.  I always keep one on the wall. This time it is my snowman hexagon quilt to go with winter.  I also have a feathered star on the rocks and a display case full of quilts.

Linking up with Freemotion Maveriks